History Characters / ThePenguinsOfMadagascar

13th Feb '17 7:30:07 AM Larkmarn
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* ManChild: His mental age is 4 yet his voice qualifies him as an adult.
1st Feb '17 8:17:39 PM MarkLungo
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* CassandraTruth: Officer X constantly tried to tell others that the penguins were responsible for multiple acts of destruction and mayhem, but was decried as a laughingstock and lunatic and fired from job after job. When the penguins antics were revealed worldwide in a news story, he was absolutely elated, but soon broke down into tears and sobbing when the story was mocked as news hoax.

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* CassandraTruth: Officer X constantly tried to tell others that the penguins were responsible for multiple acts of destruction and mayhem, but was decried as a laughingstock and lunatic and fired from job after job. When the penguins antics were revealed worldwide in a news story, he was absolutely elated, but soon broke down into tears and sobbing when the story was mocked as a news hoax.
1st Feb '17 6:48:58 PM Omnicron13
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* BrokenAce: Was mentioned by his former boss in animal control that he was best officer on their staff until he went crazy obsessing over the penguins who ruined his life.
* CassandraTruth: Officer X constantly tried to tell others that the penguins were responsible for multiple acts of destruction and mayhem, but was decried as a laughingstock and lunatic and fired from job after job. When the penguins antics were revealed worldwide in a news story, he was absolutely elated, but soon broke down into tears and sobbing when the story was mocked as news hoax.
1st Feb '17 6:05:27 PM Omnicron13
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's tougher, stronger, and more agile than any other human shown and has taken down the penguins and dangerous animals like Joey the Kangaroo with ease.


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* ImplacableMan: He will never stop chasing after his prey. Even Mason the Chimpanzee admitted that Officer was "not human" after pelting him with animal feces because he wouldn't stop no matter how much he threw at him.


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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Once he decides to track down his prey, literally nothing will stop him. He even managed to cage and restrain Marlene's savage persona when it was split from her by one of Kowalski's experiments.


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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Despite being clearly obsessed with the penguins and ridiculed by the public as a loon, he's the only human shown fully aware of and posing a threat the the penguins' schemes and plans. Because of this, he was capable of constantly out-thinking the penguins, and anticipating their plans when hired as their zookeeper.
* TheNoseKnows: He can immediately sense the presence of the penguins by smell regardless if they are hiding.
28th Jan '17 2:13:52 AM dotheroar
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* ManChild: His mental age is 4 yet his voice qualifies him as an adult.
19th Jan '17 2:39:20 AM MarkLungo
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* TheMillstone: When he tags along on the Penguins' missions, he occasionally helps, but usually ends up being more of an obstructions.

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* TheMillstone: When he tags along on the Penguins' missions, he occasionally helps, but usually ends up being more of an obstructions.obstruction.



* SingingVoiceDissonance: Nothing major, but the end of his short Congaga song in 'Eclipsed' is rather impressive, especially considering his usual voice is not all that pleasant.

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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Nothing major, but the end of his short Congaga song in 'Eclipsed' "Eclipsed"' is rather impressive, especially considering his usual voice is not all that pleasant.
19th Jan '17 2:35:15 AM annette12
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* TheMillstone: When he tags along on the Penguins' missions, he occasionally helps, but usually ends up being more of an obstructions.



* TheMillstone: When he tags along on the Penguins' missions, he occasionally helps, but usually ends up being more of an obstructions.
19th Jan '17 2:33:54 AM annette12
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* CastingGag: When the celebrity voice actors were replaced in the transition from the film to the series, Creator/SachaBaronCohen (Julien's voice actor in the movies) was replaced by Danny Jacobs. Jacobs previously played an impersonation of Cohen's ''Film/{{Borat}}'' character in ''EpicMovie''.
19th Jan '17 2:31:28 AM MarkLungo
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** He '''''really''''' doesn't like Hoboken, NJ.
** Or Denmark.

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** He '''''really''''' doesn't like Hoboken, NJ.
UsefulNotes/NewJersey.
** Or Denmark.UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Has shades of this in ''A Kipper for Skipper''. He subjects his comrades to all sorts of difficult and impossible tasks.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Has shades of this in ''A "A Kipper for Skipper''.Skipper". He subjects his comrades to all sorts of difficult and impossible tasks.



** Despite this he genuinely respects Marlene, and has openly said that she's smart, despite claiming that mammals have low intelligence

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** Despite this he genuinely respects Marlene, and has openly said that she's smart, despite claiming that mammals have low intelligenceintelligence.



** With Marlene. They are certainly friends and honestly respect and trust one another. Even though Marlene's friendly and level-headed nature clashes with Skipper's raving paranoia

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** With Marlene. They are certainly friends and honestly respect and trust one another. Even though Marlene's friendly and level-headed nature clashes with Skipper's raving paranoiaparanoia.
19th Jan '17 2:28:50 AM annette12
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* AFatherToHisMen: Genuinely seems to look out for and care about his men, and has even pulled off a one manned BigDamnHeroes more than once. And more than once when he was personally at a physical disadvantage.
** He can be soft to the other three penguins, often awarding their hardwork and showing fear and worry when he knows they're in danger. He becomes especially upset when he believes one of them to be dead.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Genuinely seems to look out for and care about his men, and has even pulled off a one manned BigDamnHeroes more than once. And more than once when he was personally at a physical disadvantage.
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disadvantage. He can be soft to the other three penguins, often awarding their hardwork and showing fear and worry when he knows they're in danger. He becomes especially upset when he believes one of them to be dead.



* BerserkButton: Okay, so he doesn't go berserk, per se, but Skipper really doesn't like it when you call him fat, or any of its synonyms. He likes to claim it's muscle.

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* BerserkButton: Okay, so he BerserkButton:
** He
doesn't go berserk, per se, but Skipper really doesn't like it when you call him fat, or any of its synonyms. He likes to claim it's muscle.



*** Or Denmark.

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*** ** Or Denmark.



** NeverMyFault: The one time it was his fault, he pinned the blame on Private.



* MeaningfulName: Skipper is also the title of the captain of a ship or team

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* MeaningfulName: Skipper is also the title of the captain of a ship or teamteam.
* NeverMyFault: The one time it was his fault, he pinned the blame on Private.



* OddFriendship: With Marlene. They are certainly friends and honestly respect and trust one another. Even though Marlene's friendly and level-headed nature clashes with Skipper's raving paranoia
** Also with King Julien. The two were described as ''best friends'' by Dr. Blowhole and Skipper's fellow penguins end up more or less ''agreeing''.

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* OddFriendship: OddFriendship:
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With Marlene. They are certainly friends and honestly respect and trust one another. Even though Marlene's friendly and level-headed nature clashes with Skipper's raving paranoia
** Also with With King Julien. The two were described as ''best friends'' by Dr. Blowhole and Skipper's fellow penguins end up more or less ''agreeing''.



* ProperlyParanoid: Sometimes. Other times, he wears the paranoia cap too long.
** His tendency to overreact to situations new to him gets subverted in its own right: in one of the specials the show had, he and the other penguins get stuck in Hoboken's Zoo, which has all of their former villains reformed. Skipper's thoughts about this? He comes up with a plot about them being taken over by robot clones. [[spoiler:He was right.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: Sometimes. Other times, he wears the paranoia cap too long.
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long. His tendency to overreact to situations new to him gets subverted in its own right: in one of the specials the show had, he and the other penguins get stuck in Hoboken's Zoo, which has all of their former villains reformed. Skipper's thoughts about this? He comes up with a plot about them being taken over by robot clones. [[spoiler:He was right.]]



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Refuses to believe in anything supernatural despite having witnessed things that science just can't cover, though to be fair encounters with things of genuine supernatural origin are rare for the Penguins and such things are either mundane in origin or are ambiguous enough in nature that Kowalski can refute them because evidence to the contrary can't be found.
** That being said, he is surprisingly knowledgable of anything concerning cursed and possessed objects.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Refuses to believe in anything supernatural despite having witnessed things that science just can't cover, though to be fair encounters with things of genuine supernatural origin are rare for the Penguins and such things are either mundane in origin or are ambiguous enough in nature that Kowalski can refute them because evidence to the contrary can't be found.
** That being said,
found. However he is surprisingly knowledgable of anything concerning cursed and possessed objects.



* AxCrazy: Rico ''really'' loves StuffBlowingUp and anything else that's destructive.
** Taken to the extreme in "Kaboom and Kabust"; the other three penguins have to '''constantly''' keep him under control (which is why they almost never let Rico explode things,) otherwise Rico loses it completely and destroys everything he can find.

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* AxCrazy: Rico ''really'' loves StuffBlowingUp and anything else that's destructive.
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destructive. Taken to the extreme in "Kaboom and Kabust"; the other three penguins have to '''constantly''' keep him under control (which is why they almost never let Rico explode things,) otherwise Rico loses it completely and destroys everything he can find.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: See DumbMuscle below.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: See DumbMuscle below.The episode "Friend In A Box" has Kowalski make a mind-reading device. When the other two penguins are disgusted with Kowalski (and he with himself), Rico thinks only "Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiish". When the other two penguins are proud of him, Rico ''still'' thinks, "Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish".



* DumbMuscle: The episode "Friend In A Box" has Kowalski make a mind-reading device. When the other two penguins are disgusted with Kowalski (and he with himself), Rico thinks only "Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiish". When the other two penguins are proud of him, Rico ''still'' thinks, "Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish". There are many other examples of Rico not being too bright...

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* DumbMuscle: The episode "Friend In A Box" has Kowalski make a mind-reading device. When the other two penguins are disgusted with Kowalski (and he with himself), Rico thinks only "Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiish". When the other two penguins are proud of him, Rico ''still'' thinks, "Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish". There are many other examples of Rico not being too bright...



* HoYay:[[invoked]] "Kaboom and Kabust" very blatantly ships him with King Julien.
** I always thought it was him being shipped with explosions.



* NightmareFetishist: Rico is perfectly happy with things that give the other penguins nightmares. Like serenely munching away on popcorn while watching a brutal NatureDocumentary with penguins getting gobbled up by leopard seals. And when Kowalski and Private are clearly horrified/nauseated at Skipper's broken flipper in "I Was a Penguin Zombie," Rico looks… a little too interested.

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* NightmareFetishist: NightmareFetishist:
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Rico is perfectly happy with things that give the other penguins nightmares. Like serenely munching away on popcorn while watching a brutal NatureDocumentary with penguins getting gobbled up by leopard seals. And when Kowalski and Private are clearly horrified/nauseated at Skipper's broken flipper in "I Was a Penguin Zombie," Rico looks… a little too interested.



* [[SilentSnarker Unintelligible Snarker]]: Frequently.

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* [[SilentSnarker Unintelligible Snarker]]: SilentSnarker: Frequently.



* {{Adorkable}}: There seems to be an in-universe consensus on this, with both Skipper and Kowalski reassuring him of being "Adorable!" on separate occasions. They also use this trait as a tactic once in awhile, and it even features as a plot point in one of the episodes, wherein he becomes jealous that his "title" has been handed over to someone else.



* BishieSparkle: Parodied, his weaponized cuteness includes a spontanously generated ''rainbow''.
** In High moltage where he was molting, it had the opposite effect of REALLY grossing people out.

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* BishieSparkle: Parodied, his weaponized cuteness includes a spontanously generated ''rainbow''.
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''rainbow''. In High moltage where he was molting, it had the opposite effect of REALLY grossing people out.



* DarkAndTroubledPast[=/=]TheGunslinger: Parodied when Private's {{backstory}} is revealed in "Mr. Tux". He used to be a hardcore miniature golf player in Florida.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast[=/=]TheGunslinger: TheCutie: There seems to be an in-universe consensus on this, with both Skipper and Kowalski reassuring him of being "Adorable!" on separate occasions. They also use this trait as a tactic once in awhile, and it even features as a plot point in one of the episodes, wherein he becomes jealous that his "title" has been handed over to someone else.
* DarkAndTroubledPast:
Parodied when Private's {{backstory}} is revealed in "Mr. Tux". He used to be a hardcore miniature golf player in Florida.



** NominalHero: Taken UpToEleven in the second movie, where he is selected for a musical onslaught against the monster MP3 player.



* BerserkButton: Never, EVER touch King Julien's feet. And if you ever decide to ''skate'' over them... well, say hello to Julienderung.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Never, EVER touch King Julien's feet. And if you ever decide to ''skate'' over them... well, say hello to Julienderung.



* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous King]]: Thanks to his believing that [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Him]], he quickly gets jealous when somebody/something else is getting the attention he thinks he deserves.
** He also doesn't like that Marlene is crushing on Fred rather than him. He doesn't give a reason ''why'' this makes him so upset, other than that Marlene was "in love with Julien" the whole time before... which was another lie.


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* CrazyJealousGuy: Thanks to his believing that [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Him]], he quickly gets jealous when somebody/something else is getting the attention he thinks he deserves. He also doesn't like that Marlene is crushing on Fred rather than him. He doesn't give a reason ''why'' this makes him so upset, other than that Marlene was "in love with Julien" the whole time before... which was another lie.


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* NominalHero: Taken UpToEleven in the second movie, where he is selected for a musical onslaught against the monster MP3 player.
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